Lot 44
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A GILT-BRONZE PARASOL TOP CHINA OR KOREA, 2ND CENTURY BC

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Sold
2,500 USD
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Description

  • Height 5 in., 12.7 cm
slim hollowed tube, with a circular button-like top and a hook attached to its side, cast on top with a bear motif in high relief, Japanese wood box (4)

Provenance

Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969.

Catalogue Note

This type of fitting is called gaigongmao in Chinese, for the parasol used on a horse-driven chariot. Similar objects are found both in China and Korea.
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